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Usain Bolt reveals girlfriend Kasi Bennett is pregnant
Nick Caito / ESPN Images (NEW YORK) -- Olympian Usain Bolt is officially adding to his family tree.The retired sprinter and his longtime girlfriend, Kasi Bennett, announced they're expecting their first child together.An excited Bolt shared the news in a new Instagram post on Thursday, showing a photo of a pregnant Bennett wearing a billowing red dress."I just want to say a KING or QUEEN is about to be HERE. @kasi.b," he wrote, captioning the image.Bennett also took to Instagram to share the news, along with additional photos from her pregnancy shoot."Our biggest blessing," she captioned one photo, where she's...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 1/23/20
Sports News January 24th, 2020, 5:43am
Scoreboard roundup -- 1/23/20
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONWashington 124, Cleveland 112L.A. Lakers 128, Brooklyn 113Dallas 133, Portland 125TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLIndiana 67, Michigan St. 63Houston 63, UConn 59Colorado 78, Washington St. 56Oregon 79, Southern Cal 70 -- Double OTCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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Newly renamed Las Vegas Raiders pledge $500,000 to erase school lunch debt in Nevada
Allen Kee / ESPN Images (LAS VEGAS) -- The Silver and Black officially have been renamed the Las Vegas Raiders, and one of the organization's first orders of business is helping eliminate meal debt in Nevada. The first order of business for the Las Vegas Raiders?Eliminating the meal debt across the entire state of Nevada: https://t.co/RW1hF0lMVn pic.twitter.com/liZC5wMHaY — Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) January 23, 2020 At a press conference after the renaming ceremony on Wednesday, the team announced it would pledge $500,000 toward eliminating meal debt through the Nevada Community Foundation.Nevada schools that participate in the National School Lunch and...
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Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty accused of punching boy during photo shoot
Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images (PHILADELPHIA) -- Gritty, the highly popular mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers, is known for his antics both on and off the ice -- but one family alleges that he may have gone too far after accusing the mascot of punching a 13-year-old boy. Philadelphia Police say that they are investigating the alleged physical assault, which the family says happened in November 2019 at the Wells Fargo Center. Chris Greenwell took his 13-year-old son to meet the mascot but when the teen had his picture taken with Gritty, the boy allegedly tapped the mascot’s head, which...
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Arrest warrant issued for former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown
Allen Kee / ESPN Images (HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) -- Police issued an arrest warrant for former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown on Tuesday after he allegedly assaulted a truck driver. Brown, 31, and his trainer, Glenn Holt, were both accused of assaulting a moving truck driver outside of the football player's home in Hollywood, Florida, on Tuesday over a disagreement about the moving fees. Holt was arrested Tuesday on a felony charge of burglary with battery, according to police. Officers said they attempted to make contact with Brown to question him, but were unsuccessful.The warrant charges the free agent receiver with...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 1/22/20
Sports News January 23rd, 2020, 5:40am
Scoreboard roundup -- 1/22/20
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday's sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONOklahoma City 120, Orlando 114Toronto 107, Philadelphia 95Detroit 127, Sacramento 106Atlanta 102, L.A. Clippers 95L.A. Lakers 100, New York 92Boston 119, Memphis 95Miami 134, Washington 129 -- OTHouston 121, Denver 105Chicago 117, Minnesota 110Indiana 112, Phoenix 87San Antonio 121, New Orleans 117Utah 129, Golden State 96 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEColumbus 4, Winnipeg 3Minnesota 4, Detroit 2TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLLouisville 68, Georgia Tech 64Dayton 86, St. Bonaventure 60Seton Hall 73, Providence 64Auburn 80, South Carolina 67Iowa 85, Rutgers 80Tulsa 80, Memphis 40Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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Kansas vs. Kansas State basketball game ends with bench-clearing brawl
cmannphoto/iStock (NEW YORK) -- Tuesday night's NCAA basketball showdown between rivals Kansas and Kansas State was marred by a bench-clearing brawl in the final seconds that saw players from both sides throwing punches. Kansas had a 22-point lead and was trying to dribble out the clock with just seconds remaining when Kansas State's DaJuan Gordon stripped the ball from Silvio De Sousa who then chased Gordon down and fouled him as he was attempting a layup.As Gordon lay on the floor, De Sousa stood over him, leading players on both sides to begin pushing and shoving each other. Players poured...
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Derek Jeter, Larry Walker inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
33ft/iStock (NEW YORK) -- The Baseball Hall of Fame will have two new stars joining its ranks this year.Derek Jeter and Larry Walker were voted into the Hall Tuesday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.Jeter, a former shortstop for the New York Yankees who served as the team’s captain for 12 seasons, received 99.7% of the vote, falling one vote shy of getting in unanimously. Had he received all 397 ballots, he would have joined his former Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera as only the second player in history to be selected unanimously. Rivera, a former relief pitcher and closer...
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NFL unveils PSA about man killed in own home by police
Alex Burstow/Getty Image (NEW YORK) -- The NFL unveiled a public service announcement on Wednesday centered around the story of Botham Jean, an unarmed black man who was fatally shot in his own home by an off-duty police officer. The 26-year-old St. Lucia native was killed on Sept. 6., 2018 in Dallas when Amber Guyger entered his apartment, mistaking it for her own one floor below, and fired a fatal shot at Jean. He was eating ice cream when he was killed. The PSA released by the NFL is narrated by Jean's mother, Allison Jean, his sister, Alissa Findley, and...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 1/21/20
Sports News January 22nd, 2020, 5:48am
Scoreboard roundup -- 1/21/20
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONL.A. Clippers, 110 Dallas 107NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEBoston 3, Vegas 2Carolina 4, Winnipeg 1NY Islanders 4, NY Rangers 2Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 0Florida 4, Chicago 3TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLKansas 81, Kansas St. 60Duke 89, Miami 59Villanova 76, Butler 61Kentucky 89, Georgia 79Maryland 77, Northwestern 66TCU 65, Texas Tech 54Illinois 79, Purdue 62San Diego St. 72, Wyoming 55Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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